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  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:48 pm   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
Interesting news story......

A transit-minded friend of mine sent me an excellent "feel good" BBC story from England, on a trio of dedicated bus historians (who were also recognized for t ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:03 am   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
Here's a very interesting page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferries_in_Michigan

See also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Badger

(This massive, sleek, and graceful coal-burning ferry i ...
  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:41 pm   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
W.B.:

Like yourself, I was always partial to "Tee-Yay" green.

Even the "Em-Tee-Yay's" two-tone blue of the 70's was quite attractive, when compared to the horrendous "va ...
  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:23 pm   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
..........interesting on how it was that a local "indy" company like "AVENUE B." had the distinction of operating the very last MACKS in the city.

IMHO, I don't think the " ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

Replies: 109
Views: 25851

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:18 pm   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
The past and the present......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferries_of_San_Francisco_Bay

["FULL AHEAD"]
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:09 pm   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
I left my heart in San Francisco......

The very last of the "traditionl" double-ended ferryboat service on all of San Francisco Bay ended in 1958, when the Southern Pacific shut down its ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:53 am   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
The stalwart, grizzled, ferry skippers of old would, surely, think that these ultra-modern, high-speed ferries were something out of science fiction! Shocked

https://horizonship.com/ship-category/ ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:44 am   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
Check out these high-speed auto ferries on Lake Michigan:

https://www.lake-express.com/

Given that the bridges and tunnels of both New York and San Francisco are often beyond gridlocked, you pon ...
  Topic: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:17 am   Subject: 161st St., 1964/Along 3rd Avenue/Da Bronx
Getting back to the buses, did any MACKS ever operate on Myrtle Avenue?
If they did, I reckon it would have been pre-1966.

WB.:

Thanks; there are really not all that many photos of Old Looks on ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
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Replies: 109
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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:09 am   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
While on the subject of military ferries, check out this interesting story (w/photos) on the Chinese navy using commercial car ferries to launch amphibious landing craft.......

https://news.usni.or ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:54 am   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
Former civilian ferries in military service......

This is an aspect of ferryboat history that is today obscure, except to the most dedicated ferryboat historians.

During the Civil War, several S ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:45 pm   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
The last two major operations of double-ended ferryboats in the US today can be found in only two locations; New York Harbor (Staten Island Ferry), and Puget Sound (Seattle)

High-capacity vehicular ...
  Topic: .....and leave the driving to us......
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PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2022 6:03 pm   Subject: .....and leave the driving to us......
Interesting......

I just received a dvd of one of my all-time classic sci-fi flicks, "IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA" (1955), in which a giant octopus, after ravaging the Pacific shipping l ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:39 pm   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
In speaking of the long-gone days of vehicular ferries in the harbor, it is worth mentioning the "MAYOR GAYNOR".

She was built in 1914, as a relief boat for the Staten Island and 39th St. ...
  Topic: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:39 am   Subject: New Staten Island Ferryboat to enter service/Ferry history
It is also interesting to note that the "DONGAN HILLS"-class boats were not only the last of the "two stackers", but, also, the last ferries on the SI run to have wooden superstruc ...
 
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